City War Memorial Work Order Issued
Monday, May 9, 2022
Twenty-two years after land was reserved for the construction of a grand War Memorial for Mysuru, the work order for the Memorial has been issued. The work order was issued on 25.04.2022 by the Public Works Department (PWD) and the estimated cost is Rs. 1.41 crore.
The work deadline has been set for 24.08.2022 and the Memorial will come up at the five-acre Public Park (previously a Parade Ground) adjacent to the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) Office which is right in front of NCC Group Headquarters. The Memorial will come up at a plot measuring 40×40 feet inside the erstwhile Parade Ground.
High-quality jet black granite stones have already come to the project site from Chamarajanagar and the Kannada and Culture Department has released Rs. 50 lakh as first instalment. The Bhoomi Puja for the project will be performed by Mysuru District Minister S.T. Somashekar soon after he returned from his foreign trip.
The War Memorial will have a total height of 43 feet and will have a 5-ft Saranath Ashoka Emblem on all four sides.